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Also Known As: David Walsh Naughton Died:
Born: February 13, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA Profession: actor

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In the world of Hollywood leading men, David Naughton exemplified the ideal switch artist. The classically trained actor transformed from an obscure stage performer into one of the 1970s most popular personalities in a variety of genres. Naughton exuberantly sang and danced his way into fame as the star of the popular "Be a Pepper" ad campaigns for the Dr. Pepper soft drink. With cheeky, over-the-top dance numbers and that ubiquitous jingle, "I'm a Pepper, she's a Pepper," Naughton seemingly converted an entire nation into Dr. Pepper fans. He parlayed his newfound success - and heartthrob status - into a starring role on the short-lived sitcom "Makin' It" (ABC, 1979) as well as sang the 1979 gold single of the same name. Naughton then went from pretty boy to a brutal beast in the cult horror film "An American Werewolf in London" (1981), a story of two American college boys who were attacked by a werewolf while backpacking in London. The iconic gore fest saw Naughton play against type, show off his physical prowess and deadly bicuspids, and cemented his place as one of the most definitive actors in the horror film genre.

In the world of Hollywood leading men, David Naughton exemplified the ideal switch artist. The classically trained actor transformed from an obscure stage performer into one of the 1970s most popular personalities in a variety of genres. Naughton exuberantly sang and danced his way into fame as the star of the popular "Be a Pepper" ad campaigns for the Dr. Pepper soft drink. With cheeky, over-the-top dance numbers and that ubiquitous jingle, "I'm a Pepper, she's a Pepper," Naughton seemingly converted an entire nation into Dr. Pepper fans. He parlayed his newfound success - and heartthrob status - into a starring role on the short-lived sitcom "Makin' It" (ABC, 1979) as well as sang the 1979 gold single of the same name. Naughton then went from pretty boy to a brutal beast in the cult horror film "An American Werewolf in London" (1981), a story of two American college boys who were attacked by a werewolf while backpacking in London. The iconic gore fest saw Naughton play against type, show off his physical prowess and deadly bicuspids, and cemented his place as one of the most definitive actors in the horror film genre.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Scouts Honor (2007)
3.
4.
 Sky Blue (2003) Cast
5.
 Flying Virus (2001)
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7.
 Chance of a Lifetime (1998) Art Haber
8.
 Out of the Wilderness (1998) Professor Byrd
9.
 Urban Safari (1998) Joe Johnson
10.
 Deadlock (1997)
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Performed at Royal Court Theatre, London
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Appeared in successful series of Dr. Pepper commercials in late 1970s
1979:
Film debut, in "Separate Ways"
1979:
TV series debut, "Makin' It" (ABC)
1981:
Breakthrough hit, "An American Werewolf in London"
1982:
TV-movie debut, "I, Desire" (ABC)
1986:
Co-starred in TV series "My Sister Sam" (CBS)
1993:
Acted in "Amityville: A New Generation"
1999:
Returned to the NYC stage headlining the musical revue "A Good Swift Kick"
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Education

University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania -
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: -

Notes

Naughton earned a gold record for his recording of "Makin' It" in 1979.

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wife:
Denise Stephen. Married in 1977.

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father:
Joseph Naughton. Teacher.
mother:
Rosemary Naughton. Teacher.
brother:
James Naughton. Actor, director. Born December 6, 1945.
nephew:
Greg Naughton. Actor. Son of James Naughton; born c. 1969.
niece:
Keira Naughton. Actor. Daughter of James Naughton.
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